Music This week Jan 27th thru Feb 2nd

Hey there,
Last week’s Ziggy Stardust show was fantastic. I haven’t posted it as Timi Conley is doing the editing and mastering for me. I will post it as soon as he finishes it. My friend Blu did the video of the show and if Timi posts the video I’ll  put the link in my archive. I did get last night’s smoking Minglewood Monday show, it’s posted. Check it out, I really enjoyed it.
There was a fair amount of music in town last week, there is a ton of great music this week. Unfortunately I won’t be in town this week. I’m still looking for someone to help with the recording. Highlights for this week are Caroline Aiken, Claire Campbell and Art Rosenbaum at the Botanical Garden Thurs, a Project Safe Benefit on Sat at The Office, the 3 night Camper Van Beetoven / Cracker shows at 40 Watt (especially Thayer Sarrano on Fri), Timi Conley at Live Wire and The McLovins at Nowhere on Fri.
I hope to be back to catch Big C’s Blues Night at Nowhere on Mon.
BTW not only can you help out the Athens Human Rights Festival through donations on our  Go Fund Me page at:
https://www.gofundme.com/rm5r9bww
but I would really appreciate it if y’all would vote for the festival in the Flagpole Favorites Awards. Also Please pass the Go Fund Me link to all your FaceBook, Twitter, etc contacts.

Music recommendations:
Wednesday, January 27
Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).
ARBOR LABOR UNION Atlanta/Athens-based band that works with repetitious riffs and post-punk rhythms. Formerly known as Pinecones.
WEIRD VIBERS Experimental noise/post-punk band from Columbia, MO.
FABULOUS BIRD Catchy, lo-fi indie rock with the character of old guitars and drums that’ve been collecting dust in a garage for years.

The Foundry 6 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door).
THE CIRCLE OF THE SONG A collaborative tour featuring Ed Jurdi (Band of Heathens), Seth Walker and Edward David Anderson (Backyard Tire Fire).

Thursday, January 28
40 Watt Club Camp-In. 8 p.m. $20. www.40watt.com
CRACKER Acclaimed rock group fronted by David Lowery that has explored many genres and sounds over its two-decade career. This is a special duo performance.
KEVN KINNEY The Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ frontman performs a set of his solo material.
THE HEART WANTS WHAT THE HEART WANTS Male-female folk duo from Decatur.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m.
ONE TON TOMATO Calypso Latin jazz ensemble led by local musician Tony McCutcheon

State Botanical Garden of Georgia 6:30 p.m. $15. botgarden.uga.edu (Day Chapel)
CAROLINE AIKEN One of Athens’ most talented and respected performing songwriters. Her bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance.
CLAIRE CAMPBELL Hope For Agoldensummer singer plays a set of soft, haunting folk tunes.
ART ROSENBAUM The local musician and folk historian performs with guests Russ and Phil Tanner.

Friday, January 29
Buffalo’s Café 8 p.m. $5. www.buffaloscafe.com
MATT JOINER BAND Local guitarist draws inspiration from blues and classic rock.

Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $6 (21+), $8 (18-20).
KICK THE ROBOT Power-pop trio from Athens with infectious energy.
THE HOWLING TONGUES Radio-ready, Atlanta-based rock and roll band.
MOSAIC Indie-folk group from Athens.

40 Watt Club Camp-In. 8 p.m. $20. www.40watt.com
CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN Fronted by local fixture David Lowery, this highly influential indie rock band performs their signature 1988 album Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart in its entirety.
THAYER SARRANO Local songwriter playing hazy, desolate, Southern-inspired rock tunes.
BUFFALO HAWK Heavy, Crazy Horse-inspired band led by Matt Stoessel and featuring Paul McHugh, Brantley Senn and Jim Wilson.
VICTOR KRUMMENACHER BAND The Camper Van Beethoven founding member performs a set with his band.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com
YACHT ROCK REVUE Georgia’s favorite ’70s light-rock tribute band returns to town to perform a high-octane set of cover songs

Live Wire 8 p.m. www.livewireathens.com
TIMI CONLEY & FRIENDS Wild pop spurs from the edgy monsterbrain of this local musician.
POWERKOMPANY Local pop duo featuring the crisp, soaring vocals of Marie Davon and electronic instrumentation courtesy of Andrew Heaton.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
THE MCLOVINS Four-piece jam band from Hartford, CT.
MISTER F Prog-rock band from Albany, NY.

The Office Lounge 9 p.m. 706-546-0840
THE GEORGIA HEALERS Athens’ premier blues band for 25 years!

Saturday, January 30
Flicker Theatre & Bar 7 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com
JONATHAN SEGEL The Camper Van Beethoven multi-instrumentalist performs solo.

40 Watt Club Camp-In. 8 p.m. $20. www.40watt.com
CRACKER Acclaimed rock group fronted by David Lowery that has explored many genres and sounds over its two-decade career.
THE WHISKEY GENTRY Toe-tapping country and bluegrass band out of Atlanta.
BRYAN HOWARD AND FRIENDS The Cracker/Heap member performs a set with the help of some collaborators.
FRANK FUNARO WITH THE FLYING CIRCUS The Cracker member performs a set of rock and roll.

The Foundry 8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door).
PACKWAY HANDLE BAND Packway’s “gather around the mic” approach to bluegrass provides sly, hearty original songs and renditions of classic tunes.
THE DESLONDES New Orleans-based country-soul group.

Georgia Theatre 7:30 p.m. $20 (adv.), $22 (door).
KEYS N KRATES Toronto-based live electronic trio.
STOOKI SOUND London-based bass music duo comprised of DJ Lukey and Jelacee.
JESSE SLAYTER Up-and-coming EDM artist.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
SCOTT LOW & THE SOUTHERN BOUILLON The local Americana singer-songwriter leads his rootsy, rocking band.

The Office Lounge 6 p.m. $10. 706-546-0840
FILLMORE ATHENS A Project Safe benefit featuring local musicians playing the music of Led Zeppelin, The Yardbirds, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, The Kinks and more ’60s stars.

Sunday, January 31
Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee.com
SHANNON LA BRIE Singer-spongwriter who was “raised on James Taylor and Lauryn Hill.”
SARA BETH GO New Orleans native folk-pop singer-songwriter.

Monday, February 1
Creature Comforts Brewery Industry Night. 5:30 p.m. FREE (service industry workers), $12. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com
MOTHS Jacob Morris plays folk-rock with a pop sensibility and an inevitable psychedelic tinge.
SUPERPUPPET Eclectic local project led by musician Grafton Tanner (Programs).
ELECTROPHORIA Kai Riedl and Suny Lyons experiment with organic and electronic sounds in a DJ set.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
BLUES NIGHT WITH BIG C Nobody in Athens sings the blues quite like Big C. Expect lots of soulful riffs, covers and originals.

Tuesday, February 2
The Foundry 7:30 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door).
GAELIC STORM California-based band that blends indie-folk and world grooves with Celtic tradition.

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $28 (adv.), $32 (door).
LUPE FIASCO Outspoken, Chicago-based MC given to experimentation.
THE BOY ILLINOIS Up-and-coming Chicago-based rapper.
BILLY BLUE Miami-based hip hop artist.
ZVERSE Hip hop artist from Chicago.

Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609
TWO’S DAY VISIONS Featuring Pop Weirdos, Fabulous Bird, Doug Hoyer, Tyler Butler, BIG IFF and L’Or.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742
GANG OF THIEVES Funky rock collective from Vermont.

Music is my meditation.
I hope to see y’all at the shows.
Peace and Love,
Kurt
http://livemusicathensga.com/
https://www.facebook.com/LiveMusicAthensGA

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